Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Membership Amendment (2014)
|Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Membership Amendment|
|Referred by:||Louisiana State Legislature|
|Topic:||Administration of government|
|Status:||On the ballot|
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Membership Amendment, HB 426 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would require that two of the four at-large non-industry members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission be from northern Louisiana.
Text of measure
The official ballot text reads as follows:
|“|| Do you support an amendment to require that two members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission be electors from parishes located north of the parishes of Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, Avoyelles, and Pointe Coupee?
(Effective January 1, 2015) (Amends Article IX, Section 7(A))
The measure was introduced into the legislation by Rep. James Armes III (D-30).
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Louisiana Constitution
State Representative James Armes III (D-30) introduced a bill to the legislature to alter the constitution and put the measure before voters on March 29, 2013. The bill was approved through a two-thirds vote in both legislative chambers. HB 426 was approved by the Louisiana House of Representatives on May 14, 2013. HB 426 was approved by the Louisiana Senate on May 28, 2013.
May 28, 2013 Senate vote
|Lousiana HB 426 Senate Vote|
May 14, 2013 House vote
|Lousiana HB 426 House Vote|
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